CONEY ELECTED TO LINCOLN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ President Ivory V. Nelson has announced the
appointment of Lester N. Coney to the Board of Trustees of
Coney, an accomplished corporate
business development leader, will serve a four-year term.
He is executive vice president and senior managing director
of Mesirow Financial, Chicago’s
most diversified financial services firm.
on originating and nurturing new business opportunities as
well as expanding and maintaining client relationships across
all lines of its business, including investment management,
investment services, insurance, investment banking, consulting
and real estate.
A graduate of George Williams University,
Coney has received numerous awards, including recognition
for leadership in the arts by the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. He
has been named among the Top 50 Minorities in Business by Crain’s
Chicago Business, recognized by the 100 Black Men and named
one of Chicago’s Top Minority Executives by the Chicago
United Business Leaders of Color.
Coney serves as chairman of
the board of the Goodman Theater, chairman of the board of
City Year of Chicago and is a trustee of the Auditorium Theater
Council. His community involvement
also includes an affiliation with Kohl’s Children’s
Museum and the DuSable Museum of African American Art History,
where he serves as a trustee.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, historically
Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal
arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected
graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly
technological and global society. The University is nationally
recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate
degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln
has an enrollment of 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.
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